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Upstream? Midstream? Downstream? Petroleum Industry Processes

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How is your knowledge of the big picture in the petroleum industry? Here is a chance for you to test your understanding of processes in the petroleum industry by identifying whether they are upstream, midstream, or downstream. For each process, click the box that corresponds to its stage in the overall flow.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Mid-stream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 2. 
    Horizontal drilling
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 3. 
    Axial-centrifugal compressors / oil pumps
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 4. 
    Inline inspection (PIG)
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 6. 
    Petrochemical plant
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 7. 
    Packaging lubricants
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 8. 
    Alkylation unit
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 9. 
    Fuels and non-fuels retailing
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 10. 
    Ammonia plant
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 11. 
    Enhanced oil recovery 
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 13. 
    Subsurface geology
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 14. 
    Concessions
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 15. 
    Running well logs / petrophysics
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 16. 
    Setting surface casing
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 17. 
    Fuel gas processing and storage
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 19. 
    Petrochemical plant
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 20. 
    Petroleum product distribution
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 22. 
    Well stimulation
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 24. 
    Multi-Azimuth seismic acquisition
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

  • 25. 
    Gas lift
    • A. 

      Upstream

    • B. 

      Midstream

    • C. 

      Downstream

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